Let’s talk about what to do with weeded library materials. If you’ve ever heard Mary and I speak at a conference or in a webinar, you’ve heard us harp on the idea that where discards end up is as important
Esquire Cartoon Album 25th Anniversary Volume Esquire, Inc 1957 Submitter: [Longer submission abridged by Holly.] I’m a cartoon/comic strip history buff. This means, of course, that I’m always checking out the selection in 741.5 at any Dewey-cataloging library. So I am the
Girl’s Guide to Becoming A Teen: Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body American Medical Association 2006 Submitter: Overall, it really isn’t a bad book. It has good information and covers the facts. However, no school in our area
Catholics on the Internet Raymond 1997 Submitter: We missed weeding this until now because 1) it was classed in 282 and not 005 2) it was a reference item, so it wouldn’t have shown up on a no-circ report. While
One of my library science student interns asked me to spend 20 minutes with her, going over with her how the serials collection is managed at our library. That is one of my collection responsibilities, so I was happy to
Life in the Fat Lane Bennett 1998 Submitter: I never want to see this !@#$ book again – please burn it when you’re done. Things that make this book unbearable: Fat phobia/shaming Comparing getting fat to AIDS Domestic violence Suicide
Off the Beadin’ Path Eha 1997 Submitter: We found this “gem” of a book in our K-8 school library. Contains beading instructions plus “inspiration” to silence your inner critic. Horrible pun in the title. The awkward photo on the cover!!
Knit & Wrap: 25 capelets, cowls & collars Mornu 2010 Submitter: Part of our public library weeding criteria is relevance, and don’t mistake me for a fashion expert, but I figured this one wasn’t exactly fashionable anymore. It’s not just